Science - Kolbe Academy

Science

Mrs. Elizabeth Hoxie

Science Department Chair

elizabeth hoxie

Courses:

Biology Honors Biology Theology 9 Health

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2014-15 School Year

Elizabeth is a graduate of St. Vincent College in Pennsylvania where she earned a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in Catholic theology. In addition to teaching science for Kolbe, she is a freelance health and nutrition writer. Elizabeth hopes to inspire in her students awe for the marvelous complexity of God’s creation. She lives with her four children at Beale, AFB in sunny California, where her husband serves in the United States Air Force.

Mrs. Dianne Cole

Courses:

Intro to Physics & Chemistry

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2019-20 School Year

Mrs. Dianne Cole studied Engineering in college and received a BS in Civil Engineering from UC Davis and an MS in Environmental Engineering from Michigan State.  She served in the Air Force as a Civil Engineering Officer and was stationed in South Korea and Hawaii.  She also taught Civil Engineering at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.  She has been married for 26 years and has four kiddos; two in college (Go MIT! Go Notre Dame!), one in high school, and one in middle school.  She also has a huge 80 pound lab/German Shepherd mix who is smart enough to go to doggy college but has decided to just stay at home with her instead. Mrs. Cole’s hobbies include running, following college football, watching movies and debating their themes and merits with her family.  She loves introducing science to middle and high school age students and helping to inspire the next generation of Engineers and Scientists!

Mr. Wil Frey

wil frey

Courses:

Biology AP Biology

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2013-14 School Year

Wil is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where he received his B.S. in Biochemistry/Cell Biology and a B.A degree in European History. During a break before beginning medical school, Wil discovered a love of teaching which, 17 years later, he has never escaped. He currently is Science Department Chair and teaches Biology, AP Biology, and chemistry at a small rural high-school in California’s Central Valley. Wil and his wife, Michelle, are home-schooling parents to 9 children, ages 1-16, and he is very excited to teach for Kolbe. Wil believes strongly that the purpose of science is to further reveal God’s truth and the beauty of creation.

Mrs. Leslie Spencer

Courses:

Chemistry Chemistry Lab Physics

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2013-14 School Year

Leslie Spencer is a University of Dallas grad who has taught for many years, including several years teaching math, physics and chemistry at Kolbe Academy day school in Napa, California. She has also, as a homeschooling mom, run homeschooling science co-ops and FIRST Lego robotics teams. Leslie helped launch Kolbe’s online science program in 2013 and helped to pilot the online hands-on lab program.

Mrs. Ann Still

ann still

Courses:

Life Science Earth Science English 8

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2015-16 School Year

Ann Still received her BA and MA in Education from the University of Florida. She taught middle school science for ten years in Catholic schools both in in the Archdiocese of Palm Beach, FL and the Archdiocese of Atlanta, GA. She is currently a certified K-8 teacher in the state of Georgia. One of her priorities in teaching was the integration of technology into the curriculum, so she very much looks forward to teaching in a technology-based program with Kolbe Academy. Ann and her husband Shawn live in a suburb of Atlanta, GA with their three children.

Mrs. Casey Sullivan

casey sullivan

Courses:

Life Science Biology Lab

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2018-19 School Year

Casey loves life so much that she decided to get a degree in it! Mrs. Casey Sullivan graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Biology, where she fell in love with Jesus Christ and her husband. Through college, Casey was a student missionary with FOCUS during the year and LifeTeen every summer at their camps up in the North Georgia mountains, where she discovered her passion for teaching. She is extremely excited to teach at Kolbe Academy again this year. Previously, Casey has worked at The Westminster Schools, Kings Ridge Christian School, Peachtree Ridge High School, and St. John Bosco Academy in the Metro Atlanta area before coming to Kolbe. She has a passion for classical and STEM education, specifically using Problem Based Learning, and loves to incorporate her faith into all aspects of the science world. She enjoys reading great novels, praying, classical music, soccer, hiking, wearing chacos and t-shirts, and cuddling with her little girl!

Mrs. Brigid Tebaldi

brigid tebaldi

Courses:

Chemistry Honors Chemistry AP Chemistry

Kolbe Online Teacher Since:

2018-19 School Year

Brigid Tebaldi earned her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Psychology from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. While working on her M.B.A. at Youngstown State University in Ohio, she taught AP sciences at a local Catholic school. She and her husband live in western Pennsylvania and after having their first child (now three), she chose to leave teaching in a traditional setting so she could raise the little one(s). Currently, she teaches confirmation class at their local parish and Brigid owns and operates a wedding barn venue and horse training facility.

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